Gold fibula from the Regolini-Galassi tomb, Caere, 7th century BC; in the Vatican Museum.—SCALA/Art Resource, New York

Ancient city, Etruria. Located northwest of Rome near the modern city of Ceveteri, it was an important trading centre. Brought under Roman control about 273 BC, it prospered as part of the empire but declined in later centuries. Tomb chambers have yielded gold and silver objects, which show an Orientalizing tendency in the Etruscan art of the 7th century BC, as well as later Hellenizing trends.

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